Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:12:27 PM
Fight of century becomes fight in
Boxing fans across the country and
their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Junior a fraud and
want their money back.
At least 32 class action lawsuits allege Pacquiao should
have disclosed a shoulder injury to boxing fans before
the fight, which Mayweather won in a unanimous decision
after 12 lacklustre rounds that most fans thought didn't
live up to the hype.....
Aussie Josh King gets a go at the US
Rogelio Casarez - TV Fights
co-main event, promising WBO #10 lightweight Josh King
of Australia will make his US television debut in a
regional title fight against Batesville, Arkansas’
Rogelio Casarez (9-3, 4 KOs).
29-year-old Josh King is from Townsville, Queensland,
Australia. As a professional, he has already held the
Australian Super Lightweight and WBF World Super
Lightweight titles and is the current WBO Oriental
Lightweight and WBO Asia Pacific Lightweight Champion.
As an amateur, King was 50-15 and a five-time Australian
and five-time Golden Gloves Champ, among many
Leapai again eyes world boxing title
AAPMay 13, 2015, 8:58 am
Australian heavyweight boxer Alex Leapai is aiming for
another world title shot after receiving career-saving
Revitalised after having eye cataracts removed, Leapai,
35, believes victory in May 22's bout with Lebanon's
Manuel Charr in Moscow will put him back in world title
contention following last year's loss to American Malik
The former Brisbane delivery van driver became the first
Australian in more than 100 years to contest the world
heavyweight boxing title when he took on champion
Wladimir Klitschko last April....
How much money did Floyd Mayweather
make vs Manny Pacquiao
GOING into last weekend’s “Fight of the Century” against
Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather was expected to earn
more in one bout than any athlete ever had in a whole
Manny Pacquiao has shoulder surgery
Manny Pacquiao underwent surgery on his injured right
shoulder Wednesday following his loss to Floyd
Mayweather Jr. in boxing's richest fight ever.....
Analysis - Injured Pacquiao faces
By Mark Lamport-Stokes
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The fallout from the "Fight of
the Century" became murkier on Monday with possible
lawsuits in the works and Manny Pacquiao likely to face
disciplinary action for failing to disclose a pre-bout
Filipino Pacquiao lost on a unanimous decision to
Mayweather cements legacy with
By Steve Keating
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather Jr cemented his
place among the pantheon of boxing greats by improving
to 48-0 with a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on
Saturday in a fight that lived up to its immense hype
and price tag.https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/27565388/mayweather-cements-legacy-with-pacquiao-win/
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas
Floyd Mayweather’s unanimous decision win against Manny
Pacquiao in today’s “Fight of the Century” was a fair
result — but the fight failed to deliver the decisive
outcome this rivalry deserves.
The judges scored the fight 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112
in Mayweather’s favour and he was clearly the superior
But he also never hurt Pacquiao at any stage in a fight
that featured no knockdowns.
Former champ Oscar De La Hoya, who has fought both men,
apologised on behalf of the boxing world for the lack of
Mayweather fought the perfect fight in tune with his
ability and did not take any chances which may have
worked against him. People watching the fight all
thought the Pacman won on points but this was far from
it. The Pacman certainly did most of the work but this
does not mean he should get the pat. Without using a
card I saw Mayweather outboxing Pac for the first 2
rounds, Pacquiao did well to win the mid rounds and
thats because Mayweather saved his energy when realizing
the Pacman was spending his condition. In the later
rounds when the Pacman slowed down it was his turn to
perform to ensure he gets and stays in front. It was a
wonderful fight and I loved the way the fighters showed
massive respect for one another. A great show for the
game of boxing. I was amazed at the guys from Melton
calling me sir, goes to show that if you live a good
life and treat people well it pays off well eventually,
I had a great a time. by YV
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Dib to ponder boxing future after loss
Billy Dib will ponder his boxing future after he was
stopped in three rounds by Japan's WBC super
featherweight champion Takashi Miura in Tokyo on Friday
Klitschko defends heavyweight boxing
Wladimir Klitschko has easily outpointed a
game-but-outclassed Bryant Jennings in the champion's
return to the United States, defending his heavyweight
titles with a unanimous decision.
Klitschko was in control from the outset in New York in
his 18th straight successful defence.
His jab and straight right hands kept Jennings from
getting inside, and the unbeaten American had little
chance of winning from distance.
The overwhelmingly pro-Klitschko crowd of 17,056 roared
loudly with every thundering punch by the champ.
They chanted Ukrainian slogans when he entered the arena
and when the decision was announced: 116-111 on two
cards, 118-109 on another....
Randy Petalcorin of the Philippines
successfully defended hi interim WBA World light
flyweight title in China April 24, 2015. -
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Bayless chosen to referee
Pacquiao-Mayweather fight + tickets issues
Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his licence to fight Manny
Pacquiao, along with a question about domestic abuse.
Veteran referee Kenny Bayless got a spot in boxing’s
richest fight ever....
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao
Daniel Geale v Miguel Cotto: Aussie to
fight Puerto Rican middleweight star in New York
AUSTRALIAN boxer Daniel Geale is expected to announce
one of the biggest fights of his career this week, a
big-money match-up against Puerto Rican star Miguel
Cotto in New York in June.
WBC middleweight champion Cotto will defend his belt for
the first time against the 34-year-old Tasmanian at the
Barclays Center in Brooklyn - the home of the NBA’s
Brooklyn Nets - in a fight televised on HBO in the
Asis stops McKenzie; Bennett halts
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian based Filipino, Jack Asis (33-18-5, 18 KOs)
stopped Kye McKenzie (14-1, 12 KOs) in round eight of a
scheduled twelve round IBO 130 pound world title bout at
Newcastle, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Referee Gary Dean
saved McKenzie from further punishment at 1-28 of round
eight when the Australian could not defend himself. The
fight had been contested on even terms but in round
eight Asis gained control and had McKenzie in trouble.
WBO #9 140 pounder Chad “Hollywood” Bennett (36-4-3, 28
KOs) stopped Pablo Martin Barboza (23-5, 9 KOs) in round
five of scheduled ten round bout. Bennett was the
aggressor from opening bell and at :22 of round five
referee John Gauchi crowned the Australian after the
Argentinian was counted out after being dropped by a
body shot. The 41-year-old Bennett failed to make the
135 pound weight limit so the vacant IBO title was not
up for grabs as originally was scheduled.....http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/asis-stops-mckenzie-bennett-halts-barboza-286103
Chad Bennett and Kye Mackenzie
challenge for IBO world titles
Boxing action this weekend brings fight fans to
Newcastle, as two fighters at very different points in
their careers challenge for IBO world titles....
Chagaev v Browne talks underway,
challenger wants home advantage
Lucas 'Big Daddy' Browne is planning on becoming a
history maker and he wants to do it on home soil.
Australia has never had a world champion at heavyweight,
but Browne will get the opportunity to change that when
he meets WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev.
Browne was made the well-respected Uzbek's mandatory
challenger last month and negotiations are currently
underway, with the Sydney-native crossing his fingers
for a fight Down Under.....
Boxing can seriously damage your brain
but its a small price paid by a small percentage of
that are harmed
It gets you to become a respectful person in yourself
and gain respect by others.
It rises your health close to, if not the fittest
achievement of all sports.
Teaches self-discipline and respect other disciplined
It steers you away from smoking cigarettes, drugs and
alcohol as they are a dangerous combination to
mix with the sport.
One most important issue is that ex boxers are people
that know the power of their acquired deadly
punch by their own ability or or other boxers and steer
away from participation in fights out of the
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PETALCORIN ADDS AUSTRALIAN AWARD TO
HIS ‘BOXER OF THE YEAR’ ACCOLADE AT THE ‘FLASH’ ELORDE
ANNUAL BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS
WBA light flyweight Interim champion Randy “Razor”
Petalcorin has won an award from the Australian National
Boxing Federation for winning the title last year in
Shanghai, China with a rousing 7th round TKO over
Panama’s Walter Tello.
Petalcorin’s award was accepted on his behalf by his
co-manager and multi-titled Australian promoter Peter
Maniatis who thanked Ultratune CEO Sean Buckley and the
Sanman Gym of the Manangquil brothers of General Santos
Lucas Browne waiting for world title
The undefeated Lucas Browne is hoping for a major title
shot this year. At the same time, Browne would have the
chance to become the first Australian to be named a
heavyweight champion of the world....
Pacquiao starts well in pre-Mayweather
Los Angeles (AFP) - Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao
enjoyed a strong first day of sparring Tuesday in
preparation for his May 2 showdown with unbeaten US
rival Floyd Mayweather.....
A final message of love for her
champion Braydon Smith
BOXER Braydon Smith’s “big heart” has been donated to
save another person’s life.
The young Toowoomba fighter, 23, died in hospital on
Monday after collapsing following a title fight in the
Darling Downs city on Saturday night.
His father and trainer Brendon told Facebook followers
of the family’s Smithy’s Gym that his late son had
become an organ donor.
“Yes! my son’s heart was big enough to give to the world
and he did just that at 3am this morning,” Mr Smith
posted on Tuesday.
“Helping people to the very end. We love you Brayd!!!!”
Friends expressed their admiration for the gesture in
tributes on the Smithy’s Gym Facebook page.
“Whoever has his heart will be blessed with the heart of
a champion for many, many years mate,” wrote Shannon
“Thinking of you and your family at this sad time, RIP
Braydon, a true gentleman, a credit to himself, boxing,
family and friends.”....
Qld champion boxer Brayd Smith dies
from fight injury
Australian boxing has been rocked with the news young
Queensland fighter Brayd Smith died today following a
bout in Toowoomba on Saturday night.
The 23-year-old featherweight collapsed an hour or so
after losing a tough 10-round points decision to Filipno
John Moralde at Toowoomba’s Rumours International.
He was taken to hospital in Toowoomba, before being
transferred to Brisbane where he was placed on a life
support machine, but never regained consciousness....
RIP Brayd Smith
Condolences from YoungVictorBoxing to
his whole family with hope that they will recover from
this horrific event
MORALDE’S AUSSIE OPPONENT FIGHTING FOR
In a battle of undefeated fighters in which 20 year old
Filipino John Vincent Moralde stunned favored 23 year
old Australian Brayd Smith to win the WBC Asia Boxing
Council Continental featherweight title in Smith’s
hometown of Toowoomba, Queensland on Saturday, Smith was
flown to a hospital in Brisbane after he collapsed while
talking to some friends 30 minutes after the fight.
Multi-titled Australian promoter Peter Maniatis informed
the New Standard/Viva Sports that Smith had “undergone
two operations today (Sunday) and is now on a life
Maniatis said Smith who is a lawyer, complained of a
headache and collapsed and was rushed to Brisbane on a
Maniatis said Smith had a blood clot in his brain.
Moralde and his team didn’t know about the tragic
situation of Smith whose manager/agent Brendon Smith is
also the trainer of Michael Katsidis, as they were en
route back to the Philippines.
It was Moralde’s first fight abroad but the promising
youngster who is handled by youthful Jim Claude
Manangquil showed no signs of nerves as he out-boxed
Smith who was a noted puncher but couldn’t land a big
shot while Moralde nailed the more experienced Aussie
with some excellent combinations.
Moralde received the nod of all three judges by wide
margins of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93.
Aussie boxer Tomlinson loses to Vargas
Will Tomlinson's hopes of securing a super featherweight
boxing title shot have hit an impassable Mexican
The Australian was stopped in eight rounds by unbeaten
Francisco Vargas in San Antonio, Texas on Friday
Vargas, the No.1 ranked contender in the WBC and WBO and
rated No.4 by the IBF, retained his WBO International
and NABF titles with an impressive performance.
The 30-year-old champion pummelled the brave challenger
with plenty of power shots before finally knocking him
down halfway through the eighth round.
Australia’s Will Tomlinson faces
ferocious Francisco Vargas in Texas
AUSSIE slugger Will Tomlinson has taken a rocky track to
the top of world boxing and will be doing everything he
can to stop Mexican Francisco Vargas derailing his
ambitions in Texas on Thursday (Australian time).
“El Bandido” Vargas, a Mexican Olympian and the No. 1
ranked junior-lightweight contender for the WBC and WBO
world titles, is undefeated in 22 fights and has
promised to throw everything at the powerful Melbourne
Zou defeated, but China and Tso go on
Macau (Macau) (AFP) - Double Olympic champion Zou
Shiming's failure to win the IBF flyweight world title
on Saturday does not mean China's dream of having a
professional world champion is over, says veteran
promoter Bob Arum.https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/26556973/zou-defeated-but-china-and-tso-go-on/
Perth boxer Dawson beaten in three
Daniel Dawson's hopes of securing a second crack at the
WBO light-middleweight title were snuffed out in three
rounds in Macau on Saturday night.
The 36-year-old Perth fighter was looking to put himself
in the frame for another world title tilt by defeating
highly-rated American Glen Tapia.
But Tapia, 25, was too good as he became only the second
fighter to halt Dawson in 46 fights.
WBO #12 Dunn smashes WBC #14 Berrocal
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
WBO #12 Zac Dunn (17-0, 15 KOs) stopped WBC #14 Beibi
Berrocal (14-3, 14 KOs) in round two of a scheduled
twelve round WBO Oriental super middleweight title bout
at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Victoria,
Australia on Friday. Dunn and Berrocal were exchanging
solid punches when the Colombian was visibly hurt and
was in no condition to defend himself when the referee
saved Berrocal from further punishment. Time 2:41. “Dunn
will challenge for the IBO world title in 2015 and we
will target WBO champion Arthur Abraham for the
championship after he wins IBO title,” said promoter
Barry Michael afterward. “Respected American boxing
agent, Don Majeski is working with us to help Zac
receive a world title opportunity.”....
Lucas Browne About To Make History
Again.. “Big Daddy” Browne named mandatory for Ruslan
It has been a long, painful and sometimes frustrating
road for Browne, however now his faith in his own
ability and destiny has been repaid after WBA chairman
Gilberto Mendoza mandated on Wednesday that Chagaev’s
representatives have 30 days to negotiate the fight with
Although Lucas is a very approachable and pleasant man
outside the ring he looks like he’d eat your Granny in
Jeff Fenech confident Lucas ‘Big
Daddy’ Browne can overcome Ruslan Chagaev
TRAINER Jeff Fenech says the power of his fighter Lucas
“Big Daddy” Browne will be enough to overcome the
experience of World Boxing Association heavyweight champ
Ruslan Chagaev when they clash later this year.
The WBA Championships Committee has ordered Chagaev to
defend against the hulking Aussie and to begin
negotiations immediately for their mandatory fight.....
AUSTRALIAN STANDOUT AND TITLE CHALLENGER WILL TOMLINSON
LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORK-OUT QUOTES
lightweight title challenger "Wild" Will Tomlinson
hosted a Los Angeles media work-out at Westside Boxing
Club on Tuesday, Feb. 24 before his championship bout
against Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas in San Antonio,
Texas on March 12. The title fight will also be
televised live on HBO Latino® Boxing.
Pacquiao says Mayweather bout 'like
any other fight'
General Santos (Philippines) (AFP) - Philippine boxing
hero Manny Pacquiao may be facing the biggest fight of
his career in undefeated rival Floyd Mayweather but he
said on Sunday he is taking it all in his stride.
"This is just like any other fight I had before," he
told reporters as he went through his regular training
regimen in his home town of General Santos in the
Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao
boxing fight to finally go ahead in May after five-year
Floyd Mayweather Jr celebrates his win over Canel
Alvarez in their WBC/WBA title fight in 2013.
Photo: Floyd Mayweather Jr will take on Manny Pacquiao
in Las Vegas in one of the biggest boxing fights in
The long-awaited mega bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr.
and Manny Pacquiao, which has been more than five years
in the making, will take place in Las Vegas on May 3
(Australian time), Mayweather announced on Saturday.
A duel between the defence-minded Mayweather and the
aggressive Pacquiao, the biggest drawcards of their
generation, has been savoured by boxing fans, if only to
decide the mythical title of the world's best
Sakio Bika to fight Canada's Stevenson
for WBC Light Heavyweight title
Australian boxer Sakio Bika is set to take on Canada's
Adonis Stevenson, who is defending his World Boxing
Council light-heavyweight champion title.
Cameroon-born Australian Sakio Bika will challenge World
Boxing Council light-heavyweight champion Adonis
Stevenson on April 4 at Quebec City....
Egberime-Cuevas added to Arizona card
Welterweight Solomon Egberime (22-4, 11 KOs), a 2000
Olympian from Nigeria and former Australian super
lightweight and welterweight beltholder, will be
fighting Gerardo “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. (17-12, 15 KOs) in
an eight-rounder on the March 13 card at the We Ko Pa
Resort in Fort McDowell, Scottsdale, Arizona....
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